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Hideo Kojima Announces "Suda 51's Sdatcher"

A new radio drama from Kojima and Suda 51.

You weren't really expecting Kojima to announce a sequel to Snatcher, were you?

The surprise announcement Hideo Kojima was teasing for the latest Hideradio podcast ended up being a surprise indeed, although not a game. As reported at Famitsu.com, Kojima announced Suda 51's Sdatcher, an original radio drama.

As the name might suggest, Sdatcher is inspired by Kojima's classic adventure game Snatcher, which was first released in 1988 on the MSX2 and has been the topic of the last two episodes of the Hideradio broadcast. Details on the topic of the radio drama and its cast were not announced.

Some major names are contributing to the Sdatcher project. Famitsu lists Kojima as the drama's planner, overall director and as the creator of the original work (this is presumably in reference to Snatcher). Music is from Grasshopper Manufacture's Akira Yamaoka. Suda 51 is credited with the script. Satoshi Yoshioka is listed as character designer and illustrator.

Sdatcher will be released as part of the 300th broadcast of Hideradio. Today's broadcast was number 296. No specific time frame for the 300th broadcast was announced.

You might recall having heard about a "Project S" at Grasshopper Manufacture's Hopper's Vol.2 event in 2007. Sdatcher is Project S.

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